I watched the movie The Count of Monte Cristo, and thought of the Monte Cristo sandwich! This the best darn ham sandwich. It should take you less than 15 minutes to make this monte cristo sandwich. I think this sandwich recipe could be very kid friendly as well. It kind of reminds me of French Toast but in a sandwich form, without cinnamon. This recipe serves 2. You can double this easy sandwich recipe if feeding more than 2 people!
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Main ingredients for this easy sandwich recipe:
- butter-spreadable table butter
- bread-most people have sandwich white bread. You can use that, but sour dough bread is more sturdy when dipping in egg mixture.
- eggs-farm eggs, town eggs would work too
- mustard-spicy or regular mustard
- ham- Cherrywood flavor is my favorite, your favorite would work as well though!
- sliced cheese-chipotle cheddar, or any cheddar
How to make this monte cristo recipe:
- make inside of sandwich-put mustard and mayo with the meat and cheese on the inside of the bread like you would with any regular sandwich.
- press sandwich down with a pan-put on the top slice of bread and press the sandwich down with a pan. You could probably skip this step if you really wanted to, however, I find that by pressing down the sandwich, it stays together better when frying.
- make egg mixture-this is what will go on the outside of the sandwich, and give it a different color.
- gently dip sandwich in egg mixture-you do not want your sandwich to be soaking in the egg mixture, or else it will get soggy. Just coat it enough to be an even coat
- fry sandwich-make sure your pan with butter is hot before frying.
- enough mustard and mayo-if you like a lot of condiments on your sub sandwhiches, make sure to put a decent amount on this type of sandwich
- press well-pressing is necessary to ensure the sandwich stays together. You don't want your sandwich falling apart.
- air fry reheat-to recrisp your sandwich while eating leftovers, instead of reheating in the microwave, try air frying it!
Side dishes for sandwiches
French fries, mashed potatoes, mac and cheese, and soup would go great with this sandwich recipe.
How to store monte cristie:
- fridge-store this sugar sandwich in an air tight container in the refrigerator for up to one week. Great way to meal prep.
- freeze-I do not believe sandwiches would freeze very well.
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- 2 tablespoon butter
- 4 slices of bread
- 2 eggs
- mayo to spread
- mustard to spread
- 4 slices of deli ham
- 2 slices of cheese of your choice I used chipotle cheddar
- powdered sugar optional
- raspberry jam optional for dipping
- On a plate, spread mayo and mustard on one side of each slice of bread. Place 2 slices of deli ham and 1 slice of cheese onto two of the slices of bread. Assemble with the remaining two slices of bread to create the sandwich. Press sandwiches down with a skillet so they are more flat. This will help them stay together when doing the egg mixture.
- Fry butter in a large skillet over medium heat to melt it. While the butter is frying, in a small bowl that fits the bread, whisk together eggs and a dash of salt and pepper.
- When butter is melted and skillet hot, dip both sides of one of the sandwiches into the egg mixture. Transfer from egg mixture to skillet. I would recommend doing this quickly so the bread does not get too soggy. Repeat with the remaining sandwich.
- Cook sandwiches until golden brown on each side. I like mine on the lighter side so it was about 3-4 minutes.
- Cut and serve your Monte Cristos with raspberry jam on the side. Sprinkle powdered sugar on top as well if you would like.
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This sandwich takes the classic grilled cheese up a level. I love the crunch and the taste